Verbier Pistes & Lifts
5 Black Runs (7km)
20 Red Runs (31km)
19 Blue Runs
412 km Downhill Slopes
20 km Cross Country
17 Ski Lifts
1830 m Max Vertical
3330 m Highest Lift
1500 m Lowest Piste
1500 m Verbier Altitude
Verbier tourist information & hotel reservations.
We warmly welcome you to visit Verbier and wish you a wonderful vacation.
The famous Swiss ski resort of Verbier is situated on the sunny slopes above the Val de Bagnes valley, among magnificent mountain scenery. The area around Verbier is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering and of course skiing and snow boarding during the winter season. With approximately four hundred kilometers of downhill ski pistes in the Four Valleys, many cross-country trails and fantastic fun parks for snowboarders, the village is a true paradise for the snow sport lovers. Verbier is suitable for whole family holidays and offers a childcare service in the Kids-Club. The village is also famous for its culinary delights, offering a wide range of local specialties. And later in the evening, there are many well-known bars and pubs and great night-life.
As in many other parts of the Valais, the traditional Swiss village has preserved its ancient culture and traditional customs. If one visits Verbier in the right time, he might be able to take part in various folklore festivals and other events which are often organized here. The resort has modern ski facilities, great restraints and après ski entertainment and of course excellent choice of hotels, ski chalets, mountain huts, apartment rentals and private accommodation.
Verbier Skiing Holidays
Verbier is a world class ski resort, ranked by many of its guests in their global top ten favourite ski destinations. The Swiss village of Verbier is part of the Four Valleys skiing area and has access to 412 kilometers of downhill runs, with 196 individual pistes, which are served by ninety-two lifts. In addition to the snow sports in Verbier itself, the appropriate lift pass will give you access to other winter resorts in the Four Valleys, such as Bruson, Siviez, Evolene, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, etc. The skiing area of Verbier extends between 1500 and 3300 meters altitude among a beatiful mountain landscape. The new Esserts Fun Park, provides with modern new sports such as snowtube, snow-cross and snow-cart.
Although Verbier’s ski runs above 2500 meters assure the snow sports throughout the season, the resort has fifty snow cannons for artificial snow making. The seventeen lifts of the resort have capacity of over 41000 skiers / snowboarders per hour. The Four Vallées skiing area is one of the largest lift-interlinked areas in the world and the largest such in Switzerland. Verbier has provides with high-tech lifts able to uplift large numbers of riders quickly, and maybe the most famous is Le Jumbo cable car, which could bring 150 skiers and boarders at a time up to the Mont Fort glacier. The Funispace lift has giant gondola cabins with capacity of thirty people each. Other recently added lift facilities include the Chaux Express and Les Attelas. There are 3 airports within two hours drive of Verbier, so short ski weekends and short holidays to the village are very popular. The airport of Sion is actually only on one hour drive away.
Expert skiers will be especially filled with admiration by what is on offer around the resort of Verbier. Some of the highlights include the renowned Tortin snow bowl, the extreme couloirs down from Les Attelas, the steep slopes around Mont Gele and the famous Gentianes run. Ski safaris are organized by the ski schools to the nearby French and Italian ski resorts and heli-skiing is another option here. Ski mountaineering is another popular activity on the legendary Haute Route between the French resort of Chamonix and Zermatt (six days). Intermediates are offered with the greatest choice with hundreds kilometers of blue and red pistes. The vast Lac des Vaux bowl with lifts in every direction is one of the many options for intermediate skiers. Beginners may feel scared by this skiing “mecca” all around them, but there are and sunny nursery runs above the resort centre. Cross country skiers have half a dozen 4 and 5 kilometers loops to choose from, starting in the different Vallees ski resorts, and there is also an 8 km route through Val de Bagnes.
Snowboarders are not forgotten of course and their favorite slope is La Chaux and the 1936 Neipark. The Swiss resort of Verbier is hosting one of Europe's most popular free-ride competitions - the Xtreme on the north of the Bec de Rosses, which has gradients of up to fifty-four degrees.
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Verbier Après Ski
Verbier is a lively village with fantastic nightlife and offers something for everyone. Le Bar Jo Jo below the Chez Martin restaurant and Crock No Name provide their guest with some great music. The Nelson Pub and the Mont Fort Pub are both famous for being full of action until 1:30 am. Another good choice is the King's Bar.
There are 3 night clubs in Verbier, which are open up to four am - the Coco Club, Le Farm Club and the Casbah.
The nearest regional airport to Verbier is this in Sion (60 km away) and the international airports include Geneva (170 km) and Zurich (320 km).
From western Switzerland with SBB Lausanne – Martigny, with a change to the regional railway MO-MC to Le Chable, from where one can continue his trip on a post bus or cable car to Verbier
From north-western Switzerland with BLS Berne – Brig again with a change SBB Brig – Martigny and from there continue on the route mentioned above.
From France: Railway Chamonix - Vallorcine - Le Chatelard - Martigny: change on MO-MC to Le Chable and again continue with postbus or cable car to the resort.
From southern Switzerland (Centovalli) / Italy (Mailand) with SBB Domodossola - Simplon - Brig – Martigny and the mentioned trip with the regional railway.
From eastern and central Switzerland - Furka-Oberalp-Railway (FO) to Brig, make a change, SBB Brig – Martigny and from there again on MO-MC to Le Chable – post bus / cable car to the village.
By car:From western Switzerland via motorway A9 from Lausanne to Vevey, or from north-western Switzerland via A12 Berne to Vevey, then on A9 to Sierre and take the Martigny exit; then on the main road Sembrancher - Le Chable – Verbier.
From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (car-carrying train in winter or via the Furka Pass during the summer season) - Oberwald - Brig – Sierre, A9 – Lausanne and again the Martigny exit and the Sembrancher- Le Châble - Verbier road.
For flights, trains and car-rental reservations as well as for buses, coaches and taxi ski transfers refer to the general Switzerland Transportation page!